While his ability to remember was diminished by dementia, Mike, or Mikie as his friends called him, will never be forgotten. His humor and enthusiasm will be remembered by his family and his many friends. Mike was born September 14, 1937, in Lansing, to Harold and Bernice House. He graduated from Sexton High School and served in the U.S. Navy. Mike was an entrepreneur; he had owned several businesses, including Valley Farms Supply, The Hot House, Mikie’s Toys, and Hot Springs Spa of Lansing (formerly The Hot Tub Shop), the latter three were businesses he started. He was a founding member and past president of Capital City Old Car Club, a member of VMCCA, the Masonic Temple of Dimondale, and Bath American Legion Post #412. Mike loved old cars, golf, hunting, travel, being in the U.P., and anything involving his family and friends.
Surviving are: his wife, Johannah; 2 daughters, Kathiann House, LeAnn (Paul) Cottrell; 2 grandchildren, Jack Nelson Cottrell and Johannah Cottrell; sister, Susan Crandell; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by: his infant son, Charles David House; his parents; and brothers, Dr. Clifford House and Harold “Pete” House.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Monday, June 20, 2016, at University Lutheran Church, 1020 S. Harrison Rd., East Lansing, with Pastor Fred Fritz officiating. Visitation with his family will be at the church from 2:00 until service time on Monday, June 20th. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Caring Hospice, University Lutheran Church, or the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Michael House.